Photography 10

Course Description

This is an introductory course and focuses on the basics of digital photography. You will learn about various topics throughout the course, including safety, camera functions, photographic skills, composition, lighting, image manipulation/adjustment, graphic editing, and career opportunities. You will apply technical knowledge by using a digital camera and the photo editing program Adobe Photoshop CC. There will also be written assignments and quizzes throughout the course.

Units of Study

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Camera Controls & Functions
  • Basic Photographic Skills
  • Composition
  • Understanding Light
  • Image Adjustment
  • Image Manipulation
  • Graphic Design

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


Obtained by Student

Access to a digital camera
Adobe Photoshop*
*The Sun West Distance Learning Centre does not provide this software. Visit for educational and student pricing on Adobe software products

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Photo Editor



Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


Grade 10

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